From: Richard Hall <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 14:43:03 +0000 Fwd Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 18:49:07 -0400 Subject: Re: Russian Design For A Disc-Shaped Plane - Hall >From: Stig Agermose <email@example.com> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 01:50:31 +0200 >Subject: Russian Design For A Disc-Shaped Plane >Source: The Voice Of Russia, science news, >http://www.vor.ru/science/science_eng.html >Stig >Design for a disc-shaped plane >The hit of an international investment fair in Vladivostok was a >project by an inventor from the Maritime Territory, Yuri >Bezrukov, to create a new aircraft that would transport up to 5 >passengers, weigh 1200 kilograms and would be about six meters >in diameter. >Driven by two engines the aircraft will fly at an altitude of 4 >kilometers at a speed of up to 700 kilometers per hour. And it >will be able to fly non-stop one thousand kilometers. The >machine is designed for vertical take-off and vertical landing. >But it will need dozens of times less fuel than the current >vertical take-off aircraft. Powered, no doubt, by magic or wishful thinking. This sounds like a re-run of the high performance PR 1955 version of the AVRO disc which, of course, never got beyond ground effect (i.e, never really got off the ground). - Dick
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